Oh, like that never happens.I quite enjoyed doing it, I learnt a lot as well. I now have a taste for the Beretta 30X series autos, and that is from a dyed in the wool Browning shooter.
I'm now looking for another to do. Next one would be a 301 or 302, trouble is I'd be building up a stock of guns that in reality wont actually get shot that much.[/B]
AYA did indeed make XXV guns, there is a website where serial numbers can give more information!I bought an AYA no 2 about fourteen months ago. 26 inch barrels, 12 bore and I shoot better with it at pheasant than any previous shotgun I have owned or borrowed.
Last week I checked the choke, both are true cylinder which gives pause for thought.
There is a professional sight bead at the end if the barrels.
Do I have a gun manufactured with no choke or have two inches been professionally removed from the muzzles at some point in its history. It is a 1975 built gun.
I am staying with 32 gram fives or, 30 grams no 6 in plastic wadding which both seem to be very effective out to 35 yards with it and beyond.
Did AYA make 26 inch barrels with no choke or do I have an evolved combination of events in this gun, which continues to work well for me.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
I agree entirely, wise words.I think people can overthink when it comes to choosing chokes when doing driven shooting.
Unless the birds are particularly high I’m of the general opinion that if your properly on the bird it’s coming down.
If it works for you @jmb3296 just crack on with a smile on your face. When I used to shoot a lot of clays I’d laugh at boys changing chokes (and cartridges sometimes) between stands claiming this and that - I still tended to score better than a lot of them and ran skeet or 1/4 in both. I’d wager you’ve won a watch and the gun just happens to fit you as well.
I the vein of restos, I bought a knocked about Beretta 303 end of last ywear. Barrel was fine though bluing worn a bit thin, The stock was scretched and gouged and the receiver finish was chipped.
So stock stripped and repaired, finished with a decent oil finish.
Receiver sent off for cerakoting.
New recoil spring and a few other small bits.
Fix the butt pad on properly
and all is now operable and doing what it was designed to do.
oics to follow.